Just a quick reminder that the deadline for sending Richard Clayton your entry forms for the Royston Arts Society Autumn Exhibition is 31st August 2016.

As usual there are two separate entry forms which can be downloaded by clicking on either the one for MEMBERS or the one for NON-MEMBERS. All the instructions for completing and deadlines for returning both forms can be found within but please send Richard a paper copy of your form as he gets 40-50 emails per day and does occasionally miss one. We also need the paper copy during the exhibition.

More news on ROYSTON ARTS FESTIVAL can be found by checking the Creative Royston website taking place this year over one big weekend in September – Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th, though there are plenty of things going at other times and Royston Fringe events start the previous weekend.

A festival programme will be printed and distributed with The Listing as in previous years but in the meantime to have a look at the overview flyer just click on the icon to the left of this post.


One of our members, Vivienne Machell is having her first solo exhibition which starts on Saturday 23rd July. You can see details on the poster to the right of this post and underneath is a sliding display of some of her works. You can also see a few more of her paintings under the ‘Artists’ entry on the top menu.

Below her works are a few words from Vivienne describing her work.

“My work is tonal and realistic and colour is a very important aspect whether it is full on and vibrant or more subtly deployed. Inspiration comes during walks on Royston heath and on holiday, and from old family photographs which are adapted for my portraits. Most of my paintings are acrylic but I also work in oil, watercolour and occasionally pastel.

Trained in Fashion and Textile design, I previously painted on silk and exhibited my silk scarves and ties in local galleries including Wimpole Hall. I now concentrate on painting and am about to have my first solo exhibition at the Royston Museum and Art Gallery this summer. I also exhibit at Curwens Gallery, Royston Art Society, Cambridge District Art Circle and Cambridge Drawing Society.”